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moneyed

[muhn-eed] /ˈmʌn id/
adjective
1.
having much money; wealthy.
2.
of or pertaining to the wealthy:
moneyed interests.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see money, -ed3
Synonyms
1. rich, affluent, prosperous.
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  • To its lasting credit, the administration has taken on powerful moneyed interests and succeeded.
  • Order cannot be imposed from the top down and too many politicians are in thrall to powerful, moneyed interests.
  • The moneyed opposition hires people who have spent their entire lives at becoming experts at manipulating public opinion.
  • My position as regards the moneyed interests can be put in a few words.
  • But in the past, everyone tended to draw from the same moneyed crowd.
  • Elevating him would inject into the campaign more talk about the capture of government by various moneyed special interests.
  • Today they are recognised as an influential, moneyed elite.
  • And start writing for the average readers, not with the view to appease the moneyed interests.
  • And even amid a popular revolt this year against the moneyed interests they represent, they delivered huge returns.
  • The opposition and many educated and moneyed people escaped.
British Dictionary definitions for moneyed

moneyed

/ˈmʌnɪd/
adjective
1.
having a great deal of money; rich
2.
arising from or characterized by money
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Word Origin and History for moneyed
adj.

"having money," mid-15c., from past participle of Middle English verb monien "to supply with money" (see money (n.)).

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